Medical Assisting Career Statistics

Medical Assisting Career Statistics
  • The health care industry employs one out of every three workers in America.
  • Most employers prefer hiring an educated medical assistant over an uneducated individual.
  • Medical assistants are predicted to be one of fastest-growing occupations through 2014.
  • As of 2004, medical assistants accounted for 387,000 jobs in health care.
  • In 2005, over 500 medical assisting programs were accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
  • Median yearly earnings for medical assistants as of 2004 were $24,610.
  • Almost 60% of medical assistants work in doctors' offices; approximately 14% work in inpatient and outpatient departments of hospitals; and 10% work for specialized health care practitioners.

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